Internet in Ukraine
Ukraine has a large and steadily growing Internet sector, mostly uninfluenced by the global financial crisis; in April 2012 rapid growth was forecast for at least two more years. As of 2011, Ukraine was ranked 9th in the "Top 10 Internet countries in Europe", with then 33.9% Internet penetration and 15.3 million users; as of June 2012, the Internet penetration had grown to 34.1%, and further to 36.8% as of 2012 yearly results.
In 2011, online retailing turnover in Ukraine exceeded USD 2 bn. For 2012, it was expected to to reach USD 4 bn. Online payments in the country in 2011 where estimated at USD 400 m (a 200% growth compared to 2010).
Internet audience 
According to the Internet Association of Ukraine, 48% of Ukraine's population older than 15 have had access to Internet in March 2012; 31% of them were accessing the Internet daily.
According to GfK Ukraine polls of 2012, 16,8 million people (43,5% of Ukraine's population older than 16) accessed Internet in the month preceding poll, which was the 10% increase to 2011 results.
Internet service providing 
In 2011 the number of subscribers to Internet service providers in Ukraine had increased compared to 2010 by 13.3% to 4,148,658. By the of 3rd quarter of 2012, number of broadband subscribers alone exceeded that figure, grown to 6 700 000. 2011 revenues from Internet service providing in Ukraine reached UAH 4.75 bn (USD 595 mn). It is unclear whether these numbers include mobile Internet services which are provided by all of Ukraine's mobile phone operators.
Internet service providing by particular access technologies 
All existing standards of Internet access are available in Ukraine, with broadband services mostly limited to cities.
Mobile GPRS access is available in vast majority of Ukraine's territory, including all urban areas and airports, most roads and railway lines, many coastal waters. 3G mobile access market is steadily developing. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are widespread throughout cities. There are plans and projects for providing mass wireless broadband access in urban open spaces, on Ukrzaliznytsia long-distance trains and in urban public transport vehicles. According to Ericsson ConsumerLab, 36% of Ukraine's urban population access the Internet via mobile phone or smartphone.
According to the iKS-Consulting, there were 6 700 000 broadband subscribers in Ukraine as of 3Q 2012; 5.97 millions of them were households, which amounts to 34% broadband Internet penetration of all country's households. The consultancy estimated broadband providing revenues in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at UAH 1.36 bn (USD 167 mn), which is the growth 13.7% compared to 3Q 2011 results.
Major Internet service providers 
According to Expert & Consulting (E&C), the top-10 Ukrainian fixed Broadband Internet service providers had about 3,36 millions subscribers as of the 2nd quarter of 2012; as of the 3rd quarter, that figure rose to about 3,46 millions subscribers,.
Ukrtelecom is the largest Internet access provider (as well as fixed telephone provider) and the sole 3G access provider in Ukraine. In particular, it was serving over 1.4 millions DSL/ISDN fixed access clients in June 2012. The second-largest provider Volia is a major player specializing in cable access combined with TV signal. Both MTS and Kyivstar (Ukraine's largest mobile phone operators) also offer fixed broadband access along with their mobile Internet services.
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Facebook in Ukraine 
Twitter in Ukraine 
According to the Google Analytics, in 2012 the number of daily Twitter visitors from Ukraine reaches 120,000 while the "Yandex.Ukraine" estimated the number of Ukrainian users at 500,000, and GfK Ukraine, a market research company, found that a quarter of Ukrainian Twitter users ignore their accounts completely, while 28 percent check them only occasionally. Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko was the most followed Twitter user in Ukraine as of early 2012, with 91,547 followers.
According to Alexa Internet ranking, VK is the most visited website in Ukraine. According to the company, in January 2012 VK had more than 20 million registered users from Ukraine (out of a total of 155 million users worldwide); 6.6 million of them visited the site daily. As of February 2013, VK's mean daily audience in Ukraine grew to 9.35 million (according to Liveinternet), which amounted to 20.2% of the network's mean daily global traffic.
Internet-based commerce and trade in Ukraine 
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History of Internet in Ukraine 
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According to CIA estimates, Ukraine had over 94,000 Internet hosts and, extrapolating from figures given in 2002 and about a million users in 2004. By November 2004 Ukraine (with then a population of 48 million) boasted some 6 million users accessing the Internet. By then the web in Ukraine had evolved to the stage of being a reliable information medium. In June 2012 had 15,300,000 Internet users.
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